I tend to think I’m fairly well adapted to this culture.
But sometimes the truth comes out…
While on the bike, I overheard a guy say to his friend (both on a bike as well) “Utta gora ho!” (translates to: “there’s a *insert less polite word for foreigner*”!)
Well, gora is used for both male and female, but there’s a word for just female as well.
I looked in my mirror and saw two guys on a bike right behind me, staring at this wonderful phenomenon.
The first thing I wanted to do was turn around and yell “That’s GORENI for you!!”
That must be the Dutchie in me…
(but I didn’t say anything, and told myself, ‘just let it go Ruth, let it go…’
So maybe I’m still more adapted than I thought I was after I realized I wanted to yell at a couple of strangers…now this is getting confusing…never mind)
(ps – post about road trip to Gorkha coming up soon)